senate Bill S2948

2011-2012 Legislative Session

Creates the crime of falsely accusing someone of a crime

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Jan 04, 2012 referred to codes
Feb 03, 2011 referred to codes

S2948 - Details

See Assembly Version of this Bill:
A7052
Law Section:
Penal Law
Laws Affected:
Add ยง240.49, Pen L
Versions Introduced in 2009-2010 Legislative Session:
S482A, A7403A

S2948 - Summary

Creates the crime of falsely accusing someone of a crime.

S2948 - Sponsor Memo

S2948 - Bill Text download pdf

                    S T A T E   O F   N E W   Y O R K
________________________________________________________________________

                                  2948

                       2011-2012 Regular Sessions

                            I N  S E N A T E

                            February 3, 2011
                               ___________

Introduced  by  Sen.  LANZA  -- read twice and ordered printed, and when
  printed to be committed to the Committee on Codes

AN ACT to amend the penal law, in  relation  to  the  crime  of  falsely
  accusing someone of a crime

  THE  PEOPLE OF THE STATE OF NEW YORK, REPRESENTED IN SENATE AND ASSEM-
BLY, DO ENACT AS FOLLOWS:

  Section 1. The penal law is amended by adding a new section 240.49  to
read as follows:
S 240.49 FALSELY ACCUSING SOMEONE OF A CRIME.
  A  PERSON  IS GUILTY OF FALSELY ACCUSING SOMEONE OF A CRIME WHEN HE OR
SHE SIGNS AND SUBMITS AN ACCUSATORY INSTRUMENT  WITH  A  MEMBER  OF  LAW
ENFORCEMENT AND DOES SO KNOWING THE CONTENT OF THE ACCUSATORY INSTRUMENT
IS FALSE.
  FALSELY ACCUSING SOMEONE OF A CRIME IS A CLASS E FELONY.
  S 2. This act shall take effect on the first of November next succeed-
ing the date on which it shall have become a law.






 EXPLANATION--Matter in ITALICS (underscored) is new; matter in brackets
                      [ ] is old law to be omitted.
                                                           LBD01957-01-1

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